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Podcast: Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly:” a personal & emotional anecdote

Podcast: Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly:” a personal & emotional anecdote

March 26, 2015
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By Matt Schulte and Paul Attard '15 | Opinion editor, Staff writer Have you heard Kendrick Lamar's newest album, "To Pimp a Butterfly?" If you have, what do you think of it? If you haven't, listen as Paul Attard '15 discusses his opinions on the rapper's newest release.

Best apps to help begin your AP, ACT, & SAT studying

Best apps to help begin your AP, ACT, & SAT studying

March 16, 2015
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By Preston Fossee ‘16 | Staff Writer With AP tests just around the corner and many students planning to take the ACT or SAT in the coming months, students would welcome almost any test preparation tool.  While books and flashcards are the more obvious routes, here are a few iOS and Android apps...

Review: Saturday Night Live (March 7, 2015)

Review: Saturday Night Live (March 7, 2015)

March 12, 2015
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By Beth Coyle '16 | Staff Writer On the March 7, 2015  episode of “Saturday Night Live” the cast finally quit beating a dead horse with redundant puns. In addition, celebrity host Chris Hemsworth displayed his willingness to make fun of himself in a hysterical performance. All in all, this led...

Audacious & passionate, Rozzi Crane’s “Space” continues to climb the charts

Audacious & passionate, Rozzi Crane’s “Space” continues to climb the charts

March 6, 2015
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By Scarlett Constand ‘16 | Staff Writer Rozzi Crane will soon be a household name if her EP “Space” continues its succession up the charts. Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Crane graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in music. In 2012, Crane became the...

Podcast: 2015 Academy Awards

Podcast: 2015 Academy Awards

February 25, 2015
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By Matt Schulte '15 | Entertainment/Opinion Editor What did you think of this year's Oscars? Take a moment and listen to English/Film Literature teacher, John Monaghan and Paul Attard's '15 review of 87th Academy Awards. For a complete list of 2015 Academy Award winners, click here!...

Top 10: Saturday Night Live shorts

Top 10: Saturday Night Live shorts

February 14, 2015
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By Beth Coyle '16 | Staff Writer SNL has always had incredible digital shorts and commercial parodies, so they all deserve their own list. “White Like Me” Eddie Murphy disguises himself as a white man to see the differences white men have versus black men. He is shocked at how much he can get away with when white and discovers a ...

Top 10: Saturday Night Live sketches

Top 10: Saturday Night Live sketches

February 14, 2015
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By Beth Coyle '16 | Staff Writer Saturday Night Live will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this Sunday. Here are my top 10 SNL sketches. (In no particular order) 1. “Chippendales Audition” Starring Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley, this sketch shows two men auditioning for the male strip club "Chippendales" with the joke being how much more physically fit Swayze is than Farley. This sketch includes some of...

Top 15 & Recap: North American International Auto Show

Top 15 & Recap: North American International Auto Show

January 27, 2015
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By Caleb Chadwell & Kevin Biglin, Both '15 | Page Editors 1.  Volkswagen Golf GTI This is the car that has it all. Named Motor Trend’s 2015 Car of the Year and also the 2015 North American Car of the year, the Volkswagen Golf GTI perfectly combines practicality and affordability with sp...

Top 10 video games of 2014

Top 10 video games of 2014

January 16, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Opinion, Video Games

By Preston Fossee '16 | Staff Writer 10.  "Titanfall" [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FPtT4C870c] Platforms:  Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One Release Date:  March 11, 2014 This first-person shooter by Respawn Entertainment was one of the first games available to Xbox One ...

Part two: Paul Attard’s Top 10 “off-the-radar” films of 2014

Part two: Paul Attard’s Top 10 “off-the-radar” films of 2014

January 16, 2015
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By Paul Attard '15 | Staff Writer DISCLAIMER:  The following opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Tower Pulse as a whole. For part one, click here!   “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM6hcHp0_kU] While the other films on this list may have more techn...

Top 10: Songs of 2014

Top 10: Songs of 2014

January 15, 2015
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By Scarlett Constand '16 | Staff Writer   “Shut up and Dance” - Walk the Moon [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JCLY0Rlx6Q] After a somewhat lengthy absence from the mainstream music scene, Walk the Moon makes its comeback with “Shut Up and Dance.” It’s catchy and defini...

Part one: Paul Attard’s top 10 “off-the-radar” films of 2014

Part one: Paul Attard’s top 10 “off-the-radar” films of 2014

January 13, 2015
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By Paul Attard '15 | Staff Writer DISCLAIMER:  The following opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Tower Pulse as a whole. In 2014 we saw the end of history and the departure of language from the cinema, with films giving all of us new experiences and changing our worldview.  This was the y...

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